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October 27, 2021updated 26 Jul 2022 7:29am

Gelsenkirchen Refinery, Germany

By Carmen

BP Europa operates the Gelsenkirchen refinery, which is located in North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is an integrated refinery owned by BP. The refinery, which started operations in 1935, has an NCI of 11.

Key processes of the refinery

Crude Distillation Unit (mbd): 265
Vacuum Distillation (mbd): 154
Coking (mbd): 32
Catalytic Cracker (mbd): 30
Hydrocracker (mbd): 56
Reformer (mbd): 32
Hydrotreater (mbd): 175
Isomerization (mbd): 19

The capacity of the refinery is expected to remain the same as 265mbd by 2030.

Maintenance activities at Gelsenkirchen refinery

The Gelsenkirchen refinery witnessed four incidents during the period 2015-2020.

About BP Europa

BP Europa SE (BP Europa), a subsidiary of BP Plc, produces oil, petrochemicals, gas, and power. The company supplies petroleum products and operates petrol stations. It is engaged in the supply of fuels, biofuels, and lubricants. BP Europa markets its products under the brands BP, Aral and Castrol. Its refineries include Lingen, Gelsenkirchen. The company operates in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland and Switzerland. BP Europa is headquartered in Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.


Information on the refinery is sourced from GlobalData’s refinery database that provides detailed information on all active and upcoming, crude oil refineries and heavy oil upgraders globally. Not all companies mentioned in the article may be currently existing due to their merger or acquisition or business closure.

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